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Author Keith Ablow

TEXT PIX GIVE TEENS KICKS

AS many as 20 percent of American teenagers now do it: send nude or partly nude photos of themselves via text message. It’s sleazy, to be sure. But what many people might not know is that it can also be illegal. When the photos are of underage individuals, it technically …

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Author Keith Ablow

SIX SIGNS YOU’VE FOUND TRUE LOVE

THEY say all you need is love — and having practiced psychiatry for 16 years, I can say it’s at the center of the biggest question people struggle with: Have I found love? In my life, have I been really, truly loved? So many of us are told in childhood …

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THIS TALK DOESN’T HAVE TO KILL YOU

WHAT’S harder to talk to your kids about than sex? For many families, it’s death. Some of us feel as though telling our children the truth about death will scare them or leave them psychologically scarred. Our anxieties about death feed the trouble we have talking about it. Our religious …

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REFLECTION ON REJECTION

REJECTION is a normal part of life. But coping with it or learning from it? That’s another thing entirely. Now, with so many people out of work and finding it hard to get jobs, rejection – and our reaction to it – has become especially important. Even as adults, rejection …

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DIVORCE INTERRUPTUS

THE lousy economy has become an unexpected ally of mine in the part of my practice devoted to couples therapy. Much of my success in this arena has depended on convincing couples on the threshold of divorce to slow down and consider alternatives to lawyering up. I encourage them to …

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Quetiapine Exposure Does Not Appear to Increase Risk for Infant Malformations

In conclusion, these preliminary findings suggest that quetiapine is not a teratogen and could be used safely during pregnancy, but further research is needed to completely understand the risks involved.

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.

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Transdermal Nicotine Boosts Mood and Cognitive Function in Late-Life Depression

Results showed a significant change in depression severity with a mean MADRS reduction of 18.45 and a response rate of 86.7%.

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Ketamine Infusions Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Depression: Characterizing Different Responses

Researchers found 3 distinct subgroups of patients in relation to suicidal ideation and effects of ketamine, with one group’s suicidal ideation completely eliminated and the other group’s improvement independent of depressed mood.

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Prenatal Insecticide Exposure in Mother May Be Linked to Risk for Autism in Children

Levels of p,p’-DDE were higher in mothers of children with autism than in mothers of children in the control group.

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Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

People are increasingly finding themselves dependent on their mobile phones, and separating themselves from their devices has been associated with high levels of anxiety, as well as feelings of panic and stress.

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Asenapine Effective for Pediatric Bipolar I Disorder

Efficacy of asenapine was not associated with the type of current episode, stage of disease progression, or baseline body weight.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.

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Lithium Monotherapy Effective in Treating Bipolar Disorder in Children

In terms of efficacy, 3 randomized controlled trials demonstrated that treatment with lithium monotherapy improved overall functioning and symptoms of mania or mixed mania in children and adolescents with bipolar illness.

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Circadian Clock Genes Associated With Alcohol Dependence in Men

Researchers confirmed the existence of a direct link between clock genes and 2 comorbid diseases, as well as the genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse.

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Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Increases With Psychological Distress

The risk for myocardial infarction and stroke increased with mounting levels of psychological distress.

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Depression or Psychosis Predicts Perinatal Recurrence of Bipolar Disorder

Investigators sought to determine clinical predictors to identify risk for perinatal recurrence in women with bipolar disorder.

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